Players with the Most Total Games Played in NFL History (Regular Season + Playoffs)

Jerry Rice, Before And After (All Of Those Games)

Jerry Rice, Before And After…All Of Those Games – Most For A “Position” Player

It was cool yesterday to see the “official” NFLers who have played in the most games – most regular season games, that is.

But who really has played in the most games? Like, for real? You have to include the postseason if you’re really going to tally this number. Let’s add those playoff games.

Much similarity is the result. There is, apparently, at least a slight correlation between players that play a lot of regular season games and those that, eventually, chalk up a bunch of postseason ones, too (you can see those all-time leaders here).

Morten Andersen and Jerry Rice are again the all-time leaders (with and minus kickers, respectively). And, in fact, the top six all time (including kickers) are in the same order.

For position players, Peyton Manning climbs into the top 10 thanks to his 23 (and counting) playoff games…and Bill Romanowski‘s 26 appearances help him crack the list.

Here’s really who played the most games in NFL history…

MOST TOTAL GAMES PLAYED

PLAYER POS. TOTAL GAMES PLAYED REGULAR SEASON POSTSEASON CAREER SPAN
1. Morten Andersen K 393 382 11 1982-2007 
2. Gary Anderson K 375 353 22 1982-2004 
3. Jeff Feagles P 363 352 11 1988-2009 
4. George Blanda QB-K 360 340 20 1949-1975 
5. Jason Hanson K 333 327 6 1992-2012 
6. Jerry Rice WR 332 303 29 1985-2004 
7. Brett Favre QB 326 302 24 1991-2010 
8. Adam Vinatieri K 317 290 27 1996-Present
9. John Kasay K 313 301 12 1991-2011 
9. Matt Stover K 313 297 16 1991-2009 
9. Darrell Green CB 313 295 18 1983-2002 
12. Bruce Matthews G-C-T 311 296 15 1983-2001 
13. John Carney K 310 302 8 1988-2010 
14. Sean Landeta P 302 284 18 1985-2005 
15. Jim Marshall DE 301 282 19 1960-1979 
16. Bruce Smith DE 299 279 20 1985-2003 
17. Clay Matthews LB 289 278 11 1978-1996 
17. Norm Johnson K 289 273 16 1982-1999 
19. Lou Groza K-T 285 268 17 1946-1967 
20. Trey Junkin TE-LB 282 281 1 1983-2002 

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MOST TOTAL GAMES PLAYED, MINUS KICKERS AND PUNTERS

PLAYER POS. TOTAL GAMES PLAYED REGULAR SEASON POSTSEASON CAREER SPAN
1. Jerry Rice WR 332 303 29 1985-2004 
2. Brett Favre QB 326 302 24 1991-2010 
3. Darrell Green CB 313 295 18 1983-2002 
4. Bruce Matthews G-C-T 311 296 15 1983-2001 
5. Jim Marshall DE 301 282 19 1960-1979 
6. Bruce Smith DE 299 279 20 1985-2003 
7. Clay Matthews LB 289 278 11 1978-1996 
8. Trey Junkin TE-LB 282 281 1 1983-2002 
9. Junior Seau LB 278 268 10 1990-2009 
10. Peyton Manning QB 279 256 23 1998-Present 
11. Tony Gonzalez TE 277 270 7 1997-2013 
11. Jackie Slater T 277 259 18 1976-1995 
13. Lomas Brown T 276 263 13 1985-2002 
14. Ray Brown G 273 262 11 1986-2005 
15. Earl Morrall QB 270 255 15 1956-1976 
16. Bill Romanowski LB 269 243 26 1988-2003 
17. Tim Brown WR 267 255 12 1988-2004 
18. London Fletcher LB 265 256 9 1998-2013 
18. Irving Fryar WR 265 255 10 1984-2000 
18. Ed White G 265 241 24 1969-1985

Photos: top5lists.net / Jed Jacobsohn, Getty via espn.com

Posted on December 28, 2014, in NFL Football and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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